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Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reminds Schools of Their Legal Obligation to Address Discrimination Against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, Hindu, and Palestinian Students

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reminds Schools of Their Legal Obligation to Address Discrimination Against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, Hindu, and Palestinian Students

The letter reminds schools of their legal obligation under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and its implementing regulations to provide all students with a school environment free from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, including shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution Addressing Responses to Harassment Based on Race, Sex, and Disability and to Antisemitic Harassment in Park City School District in Utah

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution Addressing Responses to Harassment Based on Race, Sex, and Disability and to Antisemitic Harassment in Park City School District in Utah

The district’s responses to repeated harassment of Black, Asian, and Jewish students and to harassment based on sex did not meet the district’s federal civil rights obligations.

Read: Liberty University to Pay Record $14 Million Fine for Violating Clery Act

Liberty University to Pay Record $14 Million Fine for Violating Clery Act

The U.S. Department of Education’s 102-page letter listed numerous ways the university violated the Clery Act and harmed sexual assault victims.

Read: Clery Act Geography: Definitions and Example Maps

Clery Act Geography: Definitions and Example Maps

Here’s a comprehensive Clery Act geography explainer featuring definitions and Clery example maps.

Read: U.S. Department of Education Issues New Resource for School Administrators on Importance of Safe Firearm Storage

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Resource for School Administrators on Importance of Safe Firearm Storage

Schools can use this new resource to communicate with parents and families about the importance of safe firearm storage, and encourage more people to take preventive action by safely storing firearms.

Read: Request for Information on Sexual Violence at Educational Institutions

Request for Information on Sexual Violence at Educational Institutions

Feedback on how to prevent sexual violence is to be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal by March 11.

Read: Delaware: OCR, Red Clay CSD Resolve Antisemitic Bullying Complaint

Delaware: OCR, Red Clay CSD Resolve Antisemitic Bullying Complaint

The district must audit its harassment procedures and annually train its staff after a student was repeatedly targeted for being Jewish.

Read: FTC Sues Grand Canyon University Over Deceptive Practices

FTC Sues Grand Canyon University Over Deceptive Practices

The FTC alleges GCU not only engaged in deceptive marketing practices, but also called people on the National Do Not Call Registry.

Read: School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

Mental health care provider and school counselor shortages are significantly impacting children as they struggle with their mental health at alarming rates.

Read: White House Holds First-Ever Summit to Address Ransomware Attacks Against K-12 Schools

White House Holds First-Ever Summit to Address Ransomware Attacks Against K-12 Schools

The Biden Administration also announced initiatives to address the problem, including grants and other support from technology providers.

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